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Monday, April 6, 2015

Brian Whitaker Mines Wikileaks for US-Salih-Houthi Interactions

Brian Whitaker has been searching the Wikileaks trove of US leaked diplomatic cables for what ight it may shed on the evolution of the Houthi revolt during President Salih's long rule over Yemen. (Salih, long the Houthis' worst enemy, is now their ally, of course. Walid Jumblatt would understand). It's illuminating: "Yemen, the US and the Houthis: What the Wikileaks Cables Reveal."

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